The U.S. Army says within the next few months it will assert that a large portion of its financial statements are audit- ready and will turn outside auditors loose on the documentation covering its general fund. It took several years for the Army to reach this point. It’s also an important step for the Defense Department, as a whole, to reach full audit readiness by fiscal year 2017. David Patterson, director of the North American Joint Development Agreement Partnerships for N12 Technologies and former principal deputy undersecretary of defense and comptroller, talks about gear-up.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 8-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.